Celebrating 50 Years of the AGD Foundation

The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Foundation—the philanthropic arm of the AGD—celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

Established in 1972, the AGD Foundation aims to improve the oral health of the public and support the efforts of the general dentist and AGD. Our primary focus is oral/oropharyngeal cancer awareness, risk factor education and diagnostic training for general dentists.

General dentists are a first line of defense against oral/oropharyngeal cancer. You can help detect the disease in its early stages during routine dental visits, and by doing so, you increase the oral cancer survival rate. 

Help celebrate the Foundation’s 50th anniversary by getting involved and donating financially to the cause of oral/oropharyngeal cancer awareness, prevention and early detection.

AGD Foundation Board of Directors

Mark I. Malterud, DDS, MAGD, President
Carol A. Wooden, DDS, MAGD, Vice President
Daniel Miller, Secretary / Treasurer (Dentist’s Advantage / Aon Affinity Insurance Services)
Abe Dyzenhaus, DDS, FAGD, Immediate Past President
Ann Bruck (3M)
Scott M. Dubowsky, DMD, FAGD
Hans P. Guter, DDS, FAGD
Kay Jordan, DDS, MAGD
Steve Neidlinger, CAE (Pennsylvania AGD)
James Keenan, DDS, MS, MAGD
Maria A. Smith, DMD, MAGD

Find a full listing of AGD Foundation board service commitments, terms of office, and roles and responsibilities by viewing the AGD Foundation Bylaws

For more information, contact the AGD Foundation at AGDF@adgcommunications.com. (Read about the Foundation's support team.)

The AGD Foundation is grateful to the following corporate donors for their support. 

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